War is an addictive environment and young people are the victim
executive summary:
The war in Yemen is entering its fifth year, leaving the country in a tragic situation expressing the largest humanitarian crisis the world is witnessing today, as described by United Nations reports, where violent fighting is still burning in most parts of the country and on more than one front accompanied by an escalating collapse of government institutions concerned with providing services, specifically health as The sector that was severely affected has given way to the unprecedented spread of diseases and epidemics, which had disappeared from the country decades ago.
In addition to the collapse of the value of the local currency (riyal), which lost 50% of its value against the dollar price, which caused a sharp rise in the prices of medicines, foodstuffs and oil derivatives, offset by a halt in the exchange of public sector salaries in some governorates, and the layoff of 65% of workers in the private sector from their work This led to an increase in the unemployment rate to about 70% of the workforce, especially among youth and women.
These crises that witnessed and continue to grow in Yemen with the continuation of the conflict diaries are followed by severe psychological collapses for individuals who seemed unable to bear all these calamities. Many of them resort to means thinking that they may alleviate the psychological stress caused by the consequences of the war. Among the most prominent of these means is the phenomenon of drug abuse, in addition to addicting sedative drugs that are spreading like a pandemic, transforming it from medicine to disease in a strange paradox that occurs only in the war environment.
This paper is written for the Policy Fellowship Program in Yemen within the "Leaders for Development" project implemented by Resonate! Yemen Foundation with support from the International Law and Public Policy Group (PILPG). It covers basic information on the psychological impact of the war in Yemen caused by the spread of the addiction phenomenon, which we will also seek through this paper to shed light on it more accurately as a social phenomenon that has become rampant in some of the most important cities in Yemen,
Authors
Nibras Anam
Date Issued
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Location
Sana'a, Aden, Hadramaut, Ibb, Ma'rib

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